Thursday, February 14, 2013

Beware the mystery of when Newark Immigration Court accepts filings

As of February 1, 2013, the Newark Immigration Court's hours for filing papers has been reduced to 8am until 4pm Monday to Friday.

You may look at this with some suspicion because if you look on the Internet at the Newark Immigration Court's official web pages, you might see it say that they accept filings for longer hours.  Do not rely on the court's official web pages!  Ask someone at the court if you are not sure.

You may also look at this with suspicion because an official sign at the court filing window says they accept filings for longer hours than 8am to 4pm.  Do not rely on the official sign at the court window.  It is incorrect.

Unfortunately, they do not invite the public to scribble notes on their official signs so it would not be appropriate for you to scratch a note on their misleading official sign.

There should be ways to get a break from the court if you missed a deadline because you were misled by the official signs.


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